Exploring Multiple Facets of Campus Security Summit

Campus security is more than just technology like cameras and door locks. In our Campus Security Today Virtual Summit on Thursday, March 21, we will offer two unique sessions about different sides of campus security. In our first session, we will explore how real connections with students and creating a positive environment is key to help preventing violence. In our second session, we will discuss some lessons learned from the 2017 shooting at North Park Elementary in San Bernardino, California.

Here are some takeaways from both of our sessions:

  • Understand effective leadership under crisis
  • Extracting actionable insight for future campus security preparedness
  • How to understand behaviors and creating a space for positive human interventions

Thursday, March 21, 2024

9 a.m. PT / 12 noon ET
Connections Over Gadgets Are Key to Preventing School Violence Session

Real solutions to violence in schools don't stop at door locks, cameras, and metal detectors – they’re found in relationships. In schools with positive environments where students feel connected to their peers, staff see less violence. Research shows the most effective prevention methods are powered by understanding behaviors and creating a space for positive human interventions. In this session, you will hear from school safety expert, Jason Russell, President & Founder at Secure Environment Consultants, along with Kentwood Public Schools Superintendent, Kevin Polston, about how to cultivate connections and foster a positive school environment. Participants will leave with actionable best practices and the tools they need for ongoing implementation and support.


Jason Russell is the Founder and President of Secure Environment Consultants (SEC) where he leads a team of former federal law enforcement agents and military specialists, providing high-level threat assessment and protection to schools and businesses. A former Special Agent with the United States Secret Service, Jason has extensive experience in protective services. He's recognized for his expertise in emergency preparedness, active shooter response, and safety processes, speaking at conferences and teaching security courses. Appointed by Governor Whitmer to Michigan’s School Safety and Mental Health Commission, Jason has trained thousands and advised organizations nationwide. Based in Michigan, he holds degrees from Western Michigan University and Michigan State University.


Kevin Polston, leading Kentwood Public Schools since 2021 and formerly guiding Godfrey-Lee Public Schools, brings 15 years' diverse education experience in education, including roles as a teacher, coach, principal, and curriculum leader at Grand Haven Area Public Schools, Polston is committed to providing opportunities for students to change the world. Appointed by Governor Whitmer to advisory councils, he played key roles in shaping Michigan's education response during the pandemic. Polston is also a trustee for KConnect and Kent School Services Network. He holds degrees from Michigan State University and Grand Valley State University, pursuing a doctorate at Central Michigan University. Polston is a sought-after speaker on school safety, student voice, leadership, and youth development.

10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
Leadership Lessons from the Response to the North Park Shooting

Chief Joseph Paulino, will present on Leadership Lessons Learned from the Response to the North Park Elementary Shooting. "On April 10, 2017, a shooting occurred inside a special education classroom at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California." He will deliver his talk utilizing an effective After, Action Review Process.

  • Understanding effective leadership under crisis
  • Implementing an After Action Review (AAR) process
  • Extracting actionable insight for future preparedness

Joseph Paulino is the Chief of Police for the San Bernardino City Unified School District Police Department.


11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET
Hottest Campus Security Tools

Our partners demonstrate how their tools help protect schools, students, and staff.


Attendees will have a chance to win the following prizes!*

  • Campus Security Today: (3) $50 Amazon Gift Cards

A special thanks to our sponsors for providing this free event.

Hanwha Vision
Hanwha Vision (formerly Hanwha Techwin) has been leading the global video surveillance industry with world-class optical design, image processing & cybersecurity technologies for more than 30 years. As it broadens its business to become a global vision solution provider, Hanwha Vision will deliver more valuable insights by utilizing AI & cloud technologies. Visit www.hanwhavisionamerica.com.

Salient Systems
Salient’s open cloud video data platform, CompleteView VMS, empowers organizations to view, record, and manage video data. Built with an open architecture, CompleteView is integrated with thousands of cameras, access control, and analytics solutions. Find out how Salient’s platform can drive your campus operations with actionable video intelligence. www.salientsys.com

Evolv Technology
Evolv is working to help make the places where people gather safer. Our mission is to transform security to create a safer world for people to live, learn, work, and play. We partner with customers in helping to create safer zones in education, healthcare, sports, entertainment, tourist sites, workplaces, and houses of worship. www.evolvtechnology.com

Omnilert provides the most effective AI-powered active shooter solution that saves lives through early gun detection, mass communication and automated response. Omnilert Gun Detect brings reliable, 24x7 monitoring to existing security cameras. At the touch of a button, emergency response plans and systems are automatically activated to maximize every critical second. www.omnilert.com

Eagle Eye Networks
Eagle Eye Networks is number one worldwide in delivering true cloud video surveillance and artificial intelligence to make businesses more efficient and the world a safer place - all on the only video management platform robust and flexible enough to power the future of video surveillance. www.een.com

Traka provides electronic, automated key cabinets and locker systems that offer effective solutions to real-world challenges in campus security. By enabling better control, visibility, and efficiency in managing sensitive assets, Traka helps enhance security measures and productivity. With the ability to monitor and audit access to important campus resources, Traka helps maintain a secure and protected environment. www.traka.com

i-PRO Americas Inc.
i-PRO Co., Ltd. is a leading provider of sensing solutions in the fields of Security Surveillance, Public Safety and Medical Imaging. Established in 2019 and built on Panasonic’s 60-year legacy of advanced technology and innovation, i-PRO supports professionals protecting and saving lives and contributing to a safe, secure society. www.i-pro.com

Founded in 1987, DW is a leading manufacturer of NDAA/TAA-compliant complete surveillance solutions, offering unmatched ease of use, stunning image quality, advanced hardware capabilities, superior video management, reliable customer support and the lowest total cost of deployment for IP megapixel, Universal HD over Coax megapixel and legacy analog applications. DW’s catalog includes perimeter protection devices and an NDAA-compliant elevated skin temperature system. With offices in Cerritos, California and Tampa, Florida, and manufacturing facilities in Seoul, Korea, DW is committed to delivering powerful security solutions to its customers worldwide. www.digital-watchdog.com

IPVideo has a purpose-driven mission to help make schools around the world smarter, safer, and healthier. With solutions protecting areas of privacy, helping stop youth vaping and drug use, and providing school security personnel with the tools they need to better protect their students. www.ipvideocorp.com

ProdataKey (PDK)
PDK is a manufacturer of mobile-first access control software and hardware. PDK was built and is run by industry experts who believe that the best technology is created by professionals that have experienced firsthand what it’s like to be in the field installing a system of programming software. www.prodatakey.com


A certificate of attendance is available for all individuals who register and attend the full summit (live or on-demand).


All registrants will have access to the live event and an on-demand recording of the presentation. If registrants want to watch the presentation again or have a scheduling conflict, they can register and access the on-demand version of this summit, which will be available soon after the live event.

*Prizes will be awarded based on a random drawing from among all valid entries. All registrations must be received by March 21, 2024. Only valid e-mail addresses will be considered. Must be a US resident. No substitutions allowed. False and/or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrants ineligible. No purchase is required. Chances of winning depend on the number of respondents. This offer is not valid where prohibited by law.

Duration: 3 hours

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